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    SILENT POETRY: CHINESE CONTEMPORARY INK ART
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    Silent Poetry: Chinese Contemporary Ink is a thematic exhibition, co-organised by the Chinese Modern & Contemporary Art Document (CCAD) and supported by the University of Hong Kong, CAFA ART INFO, the Chinese Contemporary Art Promotion Centre (CCAP), Art Nova 100 and Beijing Strategic Cultural Development Co. Ltd. The nine participating artists are all from Mainland China, including Chen Jun, Du Xiaotong, Hao Shiming, Li Wei, Pan Wenxun, Sun Hao, Xu Hualing, Xu Jiacun and Zhu Zhengming.

    Silent Poetry draws together contemporary ink paintings of emerging young artists. Most of the exhibits have never been shown to the public. The exhibition showcases the Chinese ink paintings as if they are beautiful poems which contain no words and sound. Unlike so much of the mass produced popular artworks today, these Chinese contemporary ink paintings differ from their traditional counterparts in terms of form, styles and their techniques, etc. Contemporary ink challenges some concepts of traditional Chinese paintings and some of them apply unconventional mediums, materials and tools to change the traditional painting practice and break the constraint while preserving their profound values at the same time.

    Ink has long been a widely used medium in Chinese art, while ink painting is one of the China’s oldest and best known art forms. From the May Fourth Movement to the 1990s, ink art has been reformed and transformed greatly. It attained substantial developments and has gradually attested to its maturity. Nowadays, Chinese contemporary ink art has increased popularity not only in China but also in the global art world.

    Our museum has designed a range of activities as part of the outreach programmes, such as guided tours, lectures, family activities and workshops hosted by the artists to enhance the public knowledge and interest of contemporary ink paintings.

     

    Chen Jun

    Urban Landscape No.2

     2014

     Ink and Acrylic on Paper

     110cm x 80 cm

     

    Li Wei

    Listen to Snow No. 11

     2014

     Ink on Silk

     260cm x 84 cm

     

    Hao Shi-ming

    Huan Hua Xi No.6

     2014

     Ink on Silk

     60cm x 150 cm

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